Bromheads Jacket

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Bromheads
Origin Sheffield, England
Genres Indie rock, Garage Rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Marquis Chacha
Website Official website
Members Tim Hampton
Dan Potter
Past members Jono West

Bromheads are a two-piece English garage rock band originating from Sheffield, England.

History[edit]

Bromheads (Originally Bromheads Jacket) was formed in Sheffield in 2005, from the ashes of a band called Fixated. Although often compared to other Sheffield bands who found fame around the same time, such as Arctic Monkeys and Milburn, the band has a somewhat heavier style. Their style also differs due to singer Tim Hampton's southern England accent (he was raised in Yateley, Hampshire).

The band has so far released five singles: "Woolley Bridge", "What Ifs + Maybes", "Trip to the Golden Arches"', "Lesley Parlafitt" and "Speaker Box". All were released on the Marquis Chacha record label. They have undertaken several tours of the UK as well as played across Europe, including Spain at the Summercase Festival, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands. In 2005 they undertook a nationwide tour with Club NME, and played at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Their first album, Dits from the Commuter Belt, was released on 13 November 2006, and was followed by a tour of over 30 gigs around the UK supported by the Middlesbrough group The Oxfam Glamour Models.

In 2006 the band recorded a cover of The Streets' single "When You Wasn't Famous", which was released on the b-side of the song's 7" (with Skinner reportedly being a big fan of Bromheads, in particular of Hampton's lyrical style and ability).[citation needed] The single reached number 8 in the UK charts.

Their song "Fight Music for the Fight" was featured in the video game Burnout Dominator its successor Burnout Paradise[1] on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Their second album, On The Brain, was released on September 22, 2008.

They have also played at the London Calling festival in Amsterdam.

In September 2009 the band released the single "Boots" (a cover of "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'") as a free download on their official website, but under the name Bromheads, apparently dropping the name word Jacket. This is as a result of losing the bass player Jono West. Tim & Dan are to continue as a two piece band. It was then confirmed that the band would release a free single every month for a year, finishing in November 2010 with their final free song, "Chocolate Factory".

In December 2010 they released, as Bromheads, their third album, called The Lamp Sessions, with 10 original tracks from the last 12 months available singles.

In late 2012, the band released 'Holding the Gun' EP and announced a new album due to next year.

On April 15, 2013 they released their fourth album 'Choro', which contained their new song 'Gonna Let You Melt', made available to download at their website.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Woolley Bridge" (2006)
  • "What Ifs and Maybes" (2006)
  • "Trip to the Golden Arches" (2006)
  • "Lesley Parlafitt" (2007)
  • "Speaker Box" (2008)
  • "Turn Me On" (2008)

Singles (as Bromheads)[edit]

  • "Boots" (October 2009)
  • "Hole in the Head" (November 2009)
  • "Edey" (December 2009)
  • "Magic Number" (January 2010)
  • "Dedicated" (February 2010)
  • "Snow" (March 2010)
  • "Fan of the Vagrants" (May 2010)
  • "Blinkers On" (June 2010)
  • "Cinderellas" (July 2010)
  • "Friends" (August 2010)
  • "Least of Her Worries" (September 2010)
  • "Chocolate Factory" (November 2010)

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